Live Webinar | May 6, 2021 at 11am ET

Join us for a live webinar on May 6th at 11am ET with Russ Fadel, CEO at Augmentir and Conor Puckett, Operations Manager at Bio-Chem Fluidics as they discuss how AI and Connected Worker Technology is optimizing overall worker effectiveness and transforming the factory of the future.

Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) has long been used in lean manufacturing to measure the effectiveness of factory equipment, yet many manufactures still ignore the human component of a lean strategy. Only considering OEE while ignoring worker effectiveness is a missed opportunity, and while measuring worker/labor effectiveness is not a new concept, the emergence of digital technology is now making it easier and more practical to connect the manufacturing workforce with the right support tools and real-time data and insights to help them do their best work.

Manufacturers are now starting to leverage digital tools to improve worker safety, quality, and productivity. The combination of digital work instructions and real-time support for workers not only provides a complete Worker support solution, but also helps operations managers better understand utilization and efficiency of workforce and identify opportunities for improvement.

In this webinar, you will:

  • Learn how to extend the principles of OEE to the manufacturing workforce
  • Hear proven approaches that leverage AI and connected worker technology to digitize manufacturing processes and uncover opportunities for improved worker efficiency and effectiveness
  • Discover best practices for optimizing worker performance and enhancing workforce development programs
  • Hear from Bio-Chem Fluidics, an industrial equipment manufacturer, on how they are using AI and digital worker tools to improve quality and productivity within their manufacturing operations

Russ Fadel, Co-Founder and CEO at Augmentir

Conor Puckett, Operations Manager at Bio-Chem Fluidics

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The global pandemic has changed the way we work – and for many manufacturers, the change will be permanent

The impact of COVID-19, and subsequent changes in how factories are located, staffed, and managed is placing pressure on manufacturing operations leaders to accelerate the pace of digitization. Already challenged by an aging, retiring workforce, increasing skills gap, and labor shortages, a new set of concerns have emerged during the global pandemic.

Collaboration remains critical for frontline workers to help solve problems and increase productivity, yet many leaders are now faced with the reality of a distributed and remote workforce. This has forced them to think differently about how they build, install, maintain, and service their products. These pressures have focused energy towards workforce development and optimizing manufacturing workflows. To meet these challenges, leading manufacturers are now turning to digital and connected worker technology to maintain business continuity and advance operations. 

Digital technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and augmented reality (AR) are now central to the corporate innovation portfolio of any business leader and crucial to boosting productivity. Solutions that intelligently guide and securely connect workers for productivity, safety, and quality gains are becoming more common and are empowering manufacturers to transform their business and provide a much-needed solution to the new normal.

Join us to see what steps your company needs to take to empower your frontline workers to perform at their best, including:

  • Remotely supporting workers with AR-based Remote Assistance
  • Guiding workers to higher levels of quality with digital work instructions
  • Collecting worker feedback and capturing tribal knowledge to drive continuous improvement

This webinar was hosted in partnership with IndustryWeek and Russ Fadel, Co-Founder and CEO of Augmentir.

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It’s not business as usual in 2020.

The impact of COVID-19 and the subsequent changes in how factories are located, staffed, managed and digitized are placing pressure on manufacturing operations leaders. This is certainly the case for companies that rely on successful MRO programs, where the nature of work is forcing changes to traditional maintenance and repair procedures. Emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality (AR) based remote collaboration, and connected worker solutions are now central to strategies that are helping to optimize plant operations at a time when enterprises most need it.

Connected worker solutions help connect factory workers with various digital tools to improve the safety, quality and productivity of the jobs they perform. These solutions, combined with SAP PM, can help transform and reimagine maintenance, repair and operational processes for today’s new normal.

In this webinar, Augmentir will be joined by our partner Rizing, a leading SAP consulting and implementation firm. Hear from Russ Fadel, CEO and Co-Founder of Augmentir, and Martin Stenzig, Chief Technology Officer at Rizing, as they share:

  • How the manufacturing landscape has changed since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, introducing a new normal for work environments
  • How connected worker technology is helping to ensure business continuity and improved levels of safety, quality and productivity
  • How a connected worker platform can help extend the value of SAP PM, empowering workers with the digital tools they need to succeed in modern operating environments – avoiding unexpected down time, lost production and increased operational costs.

This webinar is hosted in partnership with IndustryWeek.




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This webinar discusses proven approaches and best practices for manufacturing companies to address and reduce the “Six Big Losses” in an era where workforces are impacted by no travel and required social distancing.

Manufacturing’s “Six Big Losses” in the COVID-19 era include:

  • Shutdown
  • Operatonal Downtime
  • Changeover
  • Equipment Failures
  • Process Failures
  • Production Adjustments

Hear from Augmentir how its Connected Worker Platform is using AI to empower workers to make faster, better decisions, and safely connecting them through remote collaboration technology to ensure equipment-based productivity losses are minimized.

Also hear from Bootleg Advisors, in partnership with Augmentir, on how their curated solutions can bring together content and a company’s SME network to help uncover productivity improvement opportunities, reduce costs, reduce risk, and allow organizations to execute effectively ensure a minimum of a 9:1 ROI with a near immediate return. 

This webinar was hosted in partnership with IndustryWeek, Russ Fadel, Co-Founder and CEO of Augmentir and John Schultz, Chief Bootlegger at Bootleg Advisors Inc.

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In this on-demand webinar, Augmentir will discuss how Artificial Intelligence (AI) is being used in manufacturing to address the growing skills gap problem. The skills gap problem, combined with a tight labor market, is creating increased challenges for industrial companies of all sizes. 

To address this issue, companies are turning to AI to help their frontline workforce perform at peak quality, efficiency, and safety. In this session, Augmentir will share real examples of manufacturing companies that are using AI to provide personalized work instructions and targeted training based on worker proficiency, while also capturing and sharing knowledge of senior subject matter experts – turning undocumented tribal knowledge into a corporate asset.

This webinar is hosted in partnership with SME and Russ Fadel, Co-Founder and CEO of Augmentir.

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In recent years, many manufacturers have turned to emerging technologies like Augmented Reality (AR) or Artificial Intelligence (AI) to solve challenges such as the imminent skills gap or the need to improve productivity and quality. What’s mostly overlooked though are the opportunities these technologies provide to connect and augment manufacturing workers to create sustainable value throughout the organization using a connected worker platform.

Leveraging AR and AI in a holistic manner allows manufacturing organizations to augment their frontline workforce with interactive and personalized instructions while also capturing human-centric activities that provide new insights into improving productivity, quality, and training.

Building these solutions on a dependable cloud infrastructure like Microsoft Azure means building on a foundation that provides a rich set of built-in connectivity and security features, which enable reliable and secure bidirectional communication.

In this on-demand webinar, you’ll learn how you can leverage the synergies between Augmentir and Microsoft to successfully move your manufacturing business to the digital world and:

  • Empower workers with personalized and dynamic work instructions to perform at their peak productivity
  • Close the skills gap by capturing tribal knowledge from experts and making that knowledge a scalable corporate asset
  • Use AI-based insights to continuously improve the performance of your frontline workforce
  • Get Microsoft’s perspective on emerging technology trends in manufacturing


Connected Worker

Russ Fadel, Co-Founder & CEO, Augmentir

Russ Fadel is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO and Co-Founder of Augmentir. Prior to founding Augmentir, Russ founded 4 successful companies in the industrial software sector, including the two most recent – ThingWorx, the leading Industrial IoT (IIoT) platform company (acquired by PTC), and Lighthammer, the pioneer in enterprise manufacturing intelligence software (acquired by SAP). Russ has been intimately involved in the last three software revolutions around humans and machines in manufacturing and service. Augmentir is a continuation of this theme.

Connected Worker

Diego Tamburini, Principal Manufacturing Industry Lead, Microsoft

Diego is the Principal Industry Lead for Azure Manufacturing in the Microsoft Industry Experience team, where he focuses on developing technical content to help manufacturing companies and software developers deliver their solutions on Azure, at scale.

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While the concept of Industry 4.0 has been around for quite some time, its associated productivity benefits remain a work in progress for large manufacturers. For small and mid-sized manufacturers, Industry 4.0 remains completely out of reach due to the technical complexity and high costs. 

Augmentir is breaking these barriers with its modern AI-based connected worker platform and is helping manufacturers to quickly realize the productivity and quality benefits of Industry 4.0. 

In this webinar, you’ll hear about 3 real-world examples of how a small, medium and large manufacturer uses Augmentir to:

  • Speed deployment and time to value
  • Close the skills gap by training and guiding workers with personalized instructions
  • Continuously improve the performance of their frontline workforce through AI-based insights
  • Transform existing business models by driving continuous improvements across the organization

This webinar was hosted in partnership with SME and Russ Fadel, Co-Founder and CEO of Augmentir.

Online | On-demand

It’s no secret that more and more processes on the manufacturing floor are becoming digitized and connected. Yet what is often times left out of the Digital Transformation / Industry 4.0 discussion are the people – the human workers that make up a critical and integral part of the manufacturing equation.

Augmentir recently presented to dozens of manufacturing companies along with the CPMT (Center of Powder Metallurgy Technology) at a virtual meeting on Nov 5, 2020, and introduced the audience to the increasing need and value of digitizing their front-line workforce, enhancing SOP’s and leveraging an Artificial Intelligence based connected worker solution.

This webcast is a recording of that presentation, and provides insight into how emerging technologies are changing the way we compete and operate in the manufacturing sector, and how now, more than ever, manufacturing companies are turning to digital technology to help guide and assist their workforces – helping them operate at peak levels of safety, quality, and productivity during this global pandemic.

This webcast will focus on 2 key technologies that are shaping the future manufacturing workforce – Augmented Reality and Artificial Intelligence, and will discuss why now is the time to consider these and start digitizing and connecting your frontline workforce.  These technologies are proving to be practical and effective ways to close skill gaps and transform training efforts – allowing your frontline workers to work safely and efficiently in today’s new normal

This webcast will cover topics that include:

  • The changing nature of work, and specifically how the global pandemic is not only changing how we manufacture and machine parts, but also changing everything we do.
  • Use cases on how digital technology is helping during these times
  • Share proven strategies and best practices on getting started
  • And highlight a few manufacturing companies who are embracing and leading with these technologies today